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What Buhari must do to help himself

What Buhari must do to help himself

Opinion
By Dele Sobowale He, who speaks without modesty, will find it difficult to make his words good.” Confucius, 551-479BC, Chinese philosopher. …. He also runs the risk of making a mockery of himself.  He was, and self-advertised, as a man who would come into office to fight corruption and deal with anyone found to be corrupt without fear or favour. On that promise, millions of Nigerians campaigned and voted for him. I did in 2011, when Lai Mohammed, his current Minister of Information was still a spokesman for a defunct political party called ACN. In the months leading to the 2011 elections, Lai was the arrowhead of Buhari’s adversaries who told us that the man was “too old” (among other deficiencies they alleged) to lead Nigerians. Four years after, the same Lai, the spokesman of th...
JUST IN: Oyo-Ita confronts Abba Kyari in Aso Rock over Fugitive Maina

JUST IN: Oyo-Ita confronts Abba Kyari in Aso Rock over Fugitive Maina

Politics
Head of Civil Service of t‎he Federation (HoSF) Winifred Oyo-Ita was seen visibly angry with the Chief of Staff to the President Abba Kyari inside the council chambers of the presidential villa, Abuja. Members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) were already seated waiting for the commencement of the weekly council meeting where the 2018 Nigerian Armed Forces Remembrance emblem and fundraising programme was being launched. Kyari was seen to have first started the confrontation, apparently intended to intimidate Oyo-Ita who also did not take it lightly. The chief of staff, who was already seated before Mrs Oyo-Ita entered the chambers was seen pointing ‎fingers, warning her over an issue that may not be unconnected with the recently leaked memo over the reinstatement of the embattl...
Fed Civil Service Yet to Disengage Maina

Fed Civil Service Yet to Disengage Maina

Breaking News, Law, Politics
Despite an order last week by President Muhammadu Buhari that the embattled former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Abdulrasheed Maina, be dismissed from service on account of his mysterious return and re-engagement by the Federal Civil Service Commission, indications are rife that he may not have been officially sacked by his employers. Usually dependable sources at the Civil Service Commission told our magazine that the process of his formal disengagement is yet to commence. "  We cannot sack him based on a mere verbal order by Mr President. The Civil Service is an institution guided by rules and regulations, and Maina's case cannot be an exception",  said our source. It was learnt that as at the close of business last Friday, the Commission was yet t...
I didn’t reinstate Maina – Head of Service

I didn’t reinstate Maina – Head of Service

Law, Politics
... Says Dambazau Lied The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Monday said there was no truth in the reports that she approved the reinstatement of a former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina, and his subsequent posting to the Ministry of Interior. In a statement by her Assistant Director, Media Relations, Mohammed Manga, the HoS insisted that Maina’s reinstatement and posting did not emanate from her office. The three-paragraph statement read, “The attention of the Office of the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation has been drawn to several media reports that the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation has approved the reinstatement into the Federal Civil Service of Alhaji Abdulrasheed...